11 Jul '11, 12pm

How to Prep For Recycle Glass Month

How to Prep For Recycle Glass Month

Find your local recycling solution for glass Recycle Glass Month is right around the corner in September, but why have an entire month dedicated to recycling glass? What’s so great about glass recycling? Lynn Bragg, President of the Glass Packaging Institute, has a few good reasons. “Glass is 100 percent recyclable, and can be recycled endlessly with no loss in quality or purity. An estimated 80 percent of recovered glass containers are made into new glass bottles,” she says. Still not convinced? Don’t worry, she has more reasons. “Recycling glass containers provides for significant production efficiencies and environmental benefits,” she says. “For every six tons of recycled container glass used, a ton of carbon dioxide is reduced. Fewer raw materials are also consumed, and using recycled glass extends the life of plant equipment, such as furnaces.” All right, we’ve estab...

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